This week we attended a workshop organised by South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA). SETHA is one of the largest health technology networking organisations in the country and has grown to 1300 members from 20 different countries. The day focused on regulation in digital health specifically around medical devices. Here’s a round-up of the day.
In our third session at the 2nd Annual Health Summit, we looked at the importance of early intervention; both in terms of early in risk factor detection and interventions for LTCs and products that help to prevent hospitalisations offering a dual benefit of reduced healthcare utlisation but importantly, a better quality of life for the patient.
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Can you believe it? Health Foundry is officially one year old!
Since opening our doors in September 2016 Health Foundry has supported 100+ organisations working in digital health and hosted over 100 industry events. We’ve provided 62 one-to-one sessions with industry experts and facilitated a series of collaborations and pilots with actors across the local health system.
As a live action piece of research Health Foundry aims to understand the current and future support needs of the digital health sector and ultimately scale our offer and impact through the next iteration of Health Foundry.
Our annual report 2016-2017 presents an overview of our achievements and lessons learned to date. We warmly welcome your thoughts and feedback and would love to invite you down for a cuppa when you’re in the area. Please do get in touch with the team at email@example.com
Health Foundry Annual Report 2016-2017
70+ participants ranging from health technology startups, healthcare professionals and corporates gathered to discuss this year’s focus - multiple long-term conditions (LTCs). LTCs are pressing themes in the NHS with 50% of all GP appointments, 64% of all outpatient appointments and over 70% of inpatient bed days attributable to LTC’s.
On September 8, Upstart founder and chief instigator Dominic Pride dropped into London's digital health co-working space Health Foundry to host a "lunch and learn” session. Key topic was how start-ups can think about the dynamics of healthcare payers, and how to involve them in their product, marketing and business model, and crucially to identify how to be reimbursed. He also offered perspectives on other healthcare landscapes and how health is funded outside of the U.K.’s NHS. Below is a wrap-up of key points and some of the sketches made during the talk.
August’s Lunch&Learn saw Jamie Foster from Hempsons, a leading UK Health & Social Care Law Firm join us for an engaging and well informed discussion on the changing NHS landscape. Hempsons specialise in advising in the healthcare space, working with both start-ups and the NHS.
This week the Health Foundry team attended a very interested launch of the new SBRI competition focussing on cancer. SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England initiative, led by the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), who aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice. They have funding calls twice a year focussing on areas of need identified by the ASHN members.
We're recruiting for an exciting new part-time role here at Health Foundry!
Now in our 11th month of operations, Health Foundry seeks an experienced clinician or NHS manager with a proven interest in innovation and technology to support its growing membership.
The Healthcare Connector is an integral position within the small Health Foundry team and supports members with the development of their innovations, products and processes that can assist the NHS in meeting its challenges. Acting as a relationship manager between Health Foundry members and the NHS in London and beyond you will open doors and provide clinical leadership and/or your NHS perspective to the entrepreneurs.
Read the job description and apply for the role here. Deadline Friday 8 September 2017.
On Monday 3rd of July Health Foundry welcomed Tom Kennard and Alex Chalkley (Directors) of Granted Consultancy who ran a workshop and series of 1-2-1 sessions on an introduction to grant funding for digital health startups. They shared what grants are available and their top tips on how to write a successful application.